Wednesday 17 June 2015

Weaving Wednesdays

Tablet Weaving

This week has seen me weaving away the hours :)
I started tablet weaving last year some time (you can read about it HERE) and had the opportunity to visit a card weaving course in my vicinity over the last weekend. The course has definitely lit the fire of enthusiasm and I can't wait to further myself in the art of tablet weaving!

What I love about this ancient craft is that there are no specific tools needed to create the most stunning bands.

Until now I have made my bands on my inkle loom, but this weekend I got the opportunity to try back-strapping which was awesome :)

At the moment I have two projects on the go:

Card weaving

One is on my inkle loom and I am hoping to make a belt out of this band:

ashford inkle loom card weaving

inkle loom

The other project is a Back-Strap Project and I am making this project because I found the pattern so cute!

Back strap weaving

I have completed two other bands which I will share with you all on Friday.

Reading-wise: I finished my book from last week and managed to read "A Thousand Splendid Suns" since then.

I finished this book with more than just the usual teary eyed expression as I have now read all of Khaled Hosseini's books on offer - what a pity! If you have not read any of his books I would warmly recommend each of them to you.

Finishing this book completed my Goodreads Book Challenge for this year :). I had originally set my goal at 12 books which I have now completed. 

I have decided to up the challenge and think another 3 books will still be a possibility for this year and so my challenge now sits at 15 books for 2015!

My next book to read is: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

What have you been up to this week?

I will be sharing this post with all my wonderfully creative friends, so do pop over and be inspired :)




  1. the finished product looks lovely, but very complicated to set up?

    1. Hi Gill,
      Thank you and no, not really, it is like with all things, you just have to practice it enough :)
      If you are interested I will be doing a small series over the next while on some easy ways to set up and weave.
      Thank you for dropping by.

  2. I have a friend who has recently gotten excited about card weaving. It looks so difficult to me but she promises it isn't. Yours looks so pretty!

    1. Hi Donna,
      It really isn't, do come back next week I will have be starting a small instructional series of how to tablet weave in a couple of easy to read posts. The series will start next Monday :)
      Thanks for visiting.

  3. Beautiful, I shall definitely pop by for your tutorial!

  4. Your woven bands are so pretty. It looks like very intricate work. Would love to see an instructional series. I'd like to say I want to do this, but I can definitely say I'm intrigued. :^)

  5. I just watched the movie Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. I've yet to read the book.

  6. The bands look amazing, I must look into doing this the intricate pattern looks wonderful.


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